Harriet Tubman by Ann Petry
  

Harriet Tubman

Ann Petry

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Harriet Tubman by Ann Petry

A New York Times Outstanding Book for young adult readers, this biography of the famed Underground Railroad abolitionist is a lesson in valor and justice. Born into slavery, Harriet Tubman knew the thirst for freedom. Inspired by rumors of an ';underground railroad' that carried slaves to liberation, she dreamed of escaping the nightmarish existence of the Southern plantations and choosing a life of her own making. But after she finally did escape, Tubman made a decision born of profound courage and moral conviction: to go back and help those she'd left behind. As an activist on the Underground Railroad, a series of safe houses running from South to North and eventually into Canada, Tubman delivered more than three hundred souls to freedom. She became an insidious threat to the Southern establishmentand a symbol of hope to slaves everywhere. In this ';well-written and moving life of the ';Moses of her people''' (The Horn Book), an acclaimed author makes vivid and accessible the life of a national hero, soon to be immortalized on the twenty-dollar bill. This intimate portrait follows Tubman on her journey from bondage to freedom, from childhood to the frontlines of the abolition movement and even the Civil War. In addition to being named a New York Times Outstanding Book, Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad was also selected as an American Library Association Notable Book.

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eBook

Author

Ann Petry
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Publisher

Open Road Media Teen & Tween Open Road Media Teen & Tween

Publication date

8th September 2015

ISBN

9781504019866



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